Round 17 SuperCoach Panic Room

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Ya gotta squeeze every penny!

That’s our theme for the week in JR HQ. Let me hear you say it:

Squeeze every penny!

Squeeze every penny!

Round 17 is upon us and hell didly ding dong crap, there are only three rounds of league games to go for SuperCoach 2018! On paper this game is easy, you probably had 12 “premiums” at the start of the year if you followed the guns and rookies team building strategy. Thirty trades to get in 10 more premiums? Pizza cake! *kissy fingers.gif*

A couple of failed premiums that rhyme with “Hillings” and / or “Fibberd”, coupled with the curse of the SuperCoach Gods that is injured premiums as soon as they get drafted into our sides see’s that plan thrown out of the window. We get stuck with considering guys that aren’t necessarily premo’s, but could be a premo for us for the next few weeks. Did anyone say Daniel Rich? (Ed note: No, they did not)

Lek and Patch take this line of thinking and dial it up to 11 in this weeks podcast. The importance of having bench cover was felt by many last week with Kade Simpson’s late out, Barron’s Around the Grounds is the most comprehensive take on playing and potential rookies in the land. Damo has given the cheat sheet a shake up this week as he looks at your best options for saving some cash, and Patch returns with Captain McCaptainface, surely on its final few, wheezing breaths, to take a look into some captain options we have this week. 

THE NEWS

Tonight, there seven changes all up for Adelaide v Geelong. None of them will really make you throw any trade plans for the round out the window. Some possible bench action with both of the Fogarty’s out, and Lachie Murphy returning for the Crows. Will the additions of Dan Menzel and Wylie E. Buzza mean Danger finally plays a full game in the midfield?

I will not be able to watch the Friday night “mockbuster” between Carlton and St. Kilda as I’m washing Nat Fyfe’s hair that night. In team news veteran defender and sleeve overlord Kade Simpson is good to go after his late withdrawal last week. Paddy Dow is back. Harry McKay finally gets his chance. Not much worth noting in the outs column. Back up ruckman Andrew Phillips is injured and Darcy Lang’s career is over after Luke Hodge made him look like a fool last week. On the other side of the ledger, Ed Phillips returns to our midfield benches and Billy Longer has been dropped for the 28th time this year.

On Saturday, the Lions are going in unchanged again! Next week there will be 12 changes. Guaranteed. The Hawks have been dealt a blow with an injured Big Boy McEvoy. Joel Smith is out for the Dees. Bernie Vince returns to continue his sole quest to destroy Michael Hibberd SuperCoach relevancy. Guess who’s back? Back again. Jack is BACK. Tell your friends do do do do, do do do do etc etc. Jack Macrae is back for the Bulldogs. It’s offset somewhat by Bont’s appendix isn’t doing whatever it is that appendix’s do correctly, so it, and Bont, are out this week and possibly next. Tom Boyd is also out for the clash. Toby Greene is back for the Giants after a 392 week foot injury or whatever was wrong with him. The Tigers have lost 3 premiership players but have replaced them with two more, one of with is Bachar Houli, and Shai Bolton. The Suns are also unchanged, whether that’s by choice or because no one wants to play for them (snap!). The Dons have lost Jake “The Package” Stringer but are finally giving Darcy Parish a run.

The Eagles are giving themselves the best chance possible of winning in Melbourne by actually bringing a forward line. JJK, Jack Darling, and Mark LeCras are back. Nathan Vardy is their only confirmed out. The Pies have added Darcy Moore to their squad. Flynn Appleby is out injured. Freo rookie Andrew Brayshaw will miss. The Dockers have added 5 with Taylin Duman on an extended bench. Tom Jonas is out again for the Power. Jarrod Lienert (DEF – 123.9k) and Kane Farrell (DEF / MID – 117.3k) are new names in the squad. The Swans have lost Hanners (cooked), Kieran Jack, and McVeigh (working on his tan) for their game against the Roos. Isaac Heeney is the big name in. Darcy Cameron (RUC – 123.9k) and Colin O’Riordan (DEF – 123.9k) have been added to the squad. At the Roos they’ve added Alex Morgan (DEF – 123.9k) and Will Walker (MID – 117.3k) and a few others but who really has North players that aren’t named Goldstein or Higgins?

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

Finally! Some decent rookies on the bubble this week to get excited about. I was initially hesitant about Brad Lynch, but there was a moment in last weeks game against the Hawks where he received a handball in the goal square and had Poppy bearing down on him. Lynch took him on, backed his pace and delivered a pin point kick to a teammate. I like the confidence.

In the mids, does Trengove keep his spot at Port? I’d be leaning toward Sier if you’re after a mid downgrade that will last a few weeks.

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

-71 – Brad Lynch*

-64 – Brayden Sier*

-54 – Jackson Trengove*

-34 – Quinton Narkle*

-20 – Wil Powell*

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

197 – Isaac Heeney

170 – Jimmy Webster

167 – Josh Kelly

161 – Patty Cripps

158 – Lachie Neale

158 – TMac

157 – Ollie Wines

153 – Luke Ryan

149 – Heater

145 – Buddy

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

A bit pushed for time this week so I’ll go for the easy lay-up. My knock on Jake Lloyd has always been he needs 30 touches a game to even think about a three figure score. Even then, that three figure score would have been 105. Well it’s time to put that notion bed. His past two months? 130 (36 touches), 173 (41), 118 (26), 90 (24), 106 (29), 122 (28), 125 (34), 136 (33). An average of 125 (!!) over that period.

He’s now ballooned out to 589k which is pricy, but you need this guy in your team if you’re serious about giving SuperCoach finals a fair shake. The Swans have always loved to put the ball in his hands, but now he is turning that into high ceiling scores that will hurt you.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

I’m actually all for Thursday night footy this week because Friday night is, uh, Carlton v St. Kilda. Carlton playing St. Kilda in AFL’s much loved “prime time TV” spot of Friday night footy. Can you imagine having a long week at work and your first taste of footy for the weekend is… that.

All that said, things that could make this game interesting:

  • Scoreboard fire
  • Streaker/s (hot ones)
  • Draftstars!

Carlton v Saints at the G… sigh. Look this game might surprise us and be one for the ages. Just incase it’s not, Kung Fu Panda is on Go!

The team at Fantasy Insider are fantastic and brilliant and I can’t say enough positive things about them. Their lineup cruncher has run the numbers and given us this ideal lineup for tonights game:

My take:

RUCKS

Saints only trail the Bulldogs in giving up the highest amount of DS points to opposition rucks. Goldy scored 117 against them in round 2, Grundy 135 in round 9. Gawn has returns of 111 and 135. Now it’s Matthew Kreuzer’s turn and he’s riding solo tonight after the injury to Andrew Phillips. Kruze doesn’t have a great record against the Saints, in fact it’s pretty putrid, but I also don’t want Tom Hickey in my team.

DEF

Did the Blues forwards just forget to apply any sort of pressure last week? Tom Cutler (142), Darcy Gardiner (118), and Alex Witherden (116) had a field day in racking up the points. This brings all of the Saints rebounders into play. Jimmy Webster casually busted out an 85 on return from injury last week, while his 12.6k asking price isn’t brimming with value, those scores from the Lions last week have me a bit more confident. Shane Savage has a more friendlier price but less of a ceiling than Webster. If you’re feeling really brave, Daniel McKenzie has 2x 70’s in his past three games.

FWD

With all their backline injuries it’s not much of a surprise that St. Kilda struggles against the big guys. Charlie Curnow still managed to kick 3 last week in an otherwise quiet day at the office. However, he took a combined 19 marks against Collingwood and Port in rounds 15 and 16. A the other end of the field, Carlton gave up 110DS to Eric Hipwood last week and 113DS to Hoff the week before, Tim Membrey could be a sneaky value play here.

It’s worth noting Carlton generally handles the midfielder / forward types fairly well. I’m not saying avoid them completely, but give second thought to stacking them. Jade Gresham is in a little purple patch. He’s kicked 8 goals in 3 games and is averaging just under 20 disposals over the same period. Jack *clenches teeth* Billings has put together a nice little run and is also an option.

MIDS

I’m anticipating a bit of cat and mouse in the mids. Will Steele go to Cripps? Ed to Seb Ross? Cripps has smashed the Saints on a few occasions so he’s hard to look past, but Steele is no slouch so I’m looking at Marc Murphy instead. Manic tacklers are great for DS as they are worth +4 each, if Steele does indeed head to Cripps he’ll be in the action often. David Armitage has been doing the type of thing we wanted him to do from round 1 and I’ll continue to play him while he’s hot. His price of 11k and 3-round average of 103 is just too good to pass up. Matt Shaw comes into the team and is priced at 5k. His record at GC wasn’t too bad and he’ll be a popular way to save cash.

My lineup:

(Also, Smash Mouth are TOURING in November?!! What is this, 1997? This was Patch when I told him the news)

That’s it for the week gang! Should be a cracker with a relatively nice Thursday team news. Best of luck.

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  1. Ahmad rubas says:

    Got 40 minutes to decide downgrading dow to either narkle or Powell? Who would you pick out of those 2

  2. Jim_bob321 says:

    Is it worth going Bont to Lloyd seeing those crazy stats or just stick to Yeo and save that 40k
    Or does the community suggest any other defenders?

  3. Mike says:

    Bont to Duncan? Already have Danger, Cripps, Kelly, Dusty, Parker, Oliver and Titch. Other options are Gaff, Beams and Crouch.

  4. rtz says:

    worth downgrading joel smith to brad lynch for bench cover? or should i move cumming for brad lynch? or just stay put. currently have 5 trades

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      I’d trade Cumming if you’re not after cash, rtz. Doubtful he appears again this year

    • Russty_ says:

      Agree with Kev mate, Smith could be back next week, just has a sore hip this week. Cumming has already come and gone…lol

  5. Mr.Brightside says:

    Fyfe out for Danger or Merrett ?

  6. BrownlowBoy says:

    Jacob Dawson has returned to rookie list.

    Does that mean he can't play AFL anymore?

  7. MEK says:

    Luke Ryan or Tom Stewart

    • redherringfc says:

      I’m thinking about trading Luke Ryan out this week.

      His last 2 weeks have been very poor. I don’t see him finishing off the season the way he started it.

  8. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I have 5 trades left, and am still 2 short of full premo. Is it worth trading liam ryan to j.trengove (port) so i can swing Ahern forward and avoid a donut? Keep in mind that this isn't just for this round, but most likely the rest of the season as T.Smith, L.Keefe and L.Ryan dont look like getting games any time soon.

    • Russty_ says:

      I think it is Aurora…Ryan might not play anytime soon with Darling, JJK and Lecras all returning this week.

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        I think i might do it Russty, fingers crossed i dont get any injuries or im not gonna make full premo

  9. Kanga says:

    Bont needs to go but not happy with the mids available at the prices so will just do Austin – Lynch and bulid up some cash (5 trades left)
    Ahern can cover for Bont this week.
    Gonna get a real premo next week J.Macrae when he drops in price for Bont.
    Whos with me?

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Kanga, if you could wait 2 weeks for Macrae he'll probably be at his cheapest then…or next week if you really want him in.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I am shopping for J Mac. Waiting till he comes on special. In 2 weeks me thinks. Parker to Macrae perhaps………..

        • Russty_ says:

          Hiya Hawk, I'm up against you in Guns N Rookies this week, number 1 in the League, well done mate, good luck this week 🙂

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Cheers Russty! May the best side prevail!! I have a few little surprises up my sleeve this week. Beware! 😀

            • Russty_ says:

              All good bud…I'll be happy if I end up somewhere near my prediction and not 2100 lol

    • Lazza says:

      Yep, same here kanga … cashing in Guelfi for Lynch and hanging out for either Macrae or Heeney. Both will be cheap over the next 2 weeks.

  10. hedski says:

    Weak as p!ss Tex

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey mate, yeah looked like a deliberate sniper attack that one.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Does not look flash. Tex gettting desperate. Two pozzies that quarter. Not good enough for a "leader".

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Tex the thug. Two week holiday for that useless prick.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Agree. Dog shot.

      That's not gonna gain him any more respect.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Maybe he's realised he goes missing too often on the big stage, so he tried to make an impact for once in a big game.

      Either way, one of the worst captains going around in the league.

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah pretty Supercoach irrelevant always, Sloane should've been made Captain years ago..needs to be a player that inspires others to play better.

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          At least Sloane has some ticker.

        • Defying_Madness says:

          Don't think we can really call him a poor captain when all sources call him an absolutely amazing captain. The players know more than us regarding how much he inspires them

          • BrownlowBoy says:

            If I had the option to be led by any captain in the AFL, Tex would not be close to the top. Doesn't seem to do anything to inspire his team on gameday.

            I'd take Selwood, Ward, Fyfe, Beams, Pendles, Roughy, JPK all miles ahead.

            • Cobee Bear says:

              Voted best captain in the AFL twice in a row by his peers so…

    • Crow94 says:

      AFL has gone soft 😂
      Guarantee id Buddy or a Richmond player did that it wouldnt even get looked at or be a freekick..

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        ???? Gee wizz mate. Get a grip.

        • Crow94 says:

          There is such a thing as protected species in the AFL and i could name 10 players who would get off easily! Im not saying what tex did was right, but if you cant see what i said before then you guys need to get some glasses…

          • Lazza says:

            😔

          • Daniel Z says:

            Maybe 20 years ago that hit wouldn't get a look but nowadays, I think any player in the league is missing at least a week for that (it looked like a two-week stay-cation imo). He wasn't even thinking about playing the footy, just saw Tuohy's head and thought he should introduce his shoulder).

      • Finnius says:

        Maybe take off those crow glasses mate. Straight up dog act from an average footballer.

    • smart as s says:

      watch him ton up next week, and one touch wonder will say told you so haha.

  11. What_Bear says:

    Hi all,

    I need to upgrade a defender. Am I better off bringing in Cripps, Webster, Hurn or t.mac? Or I can swing Sicily back and bring in Wingard, Gray, D.Smith, Buddy?

    Thanks for any advice

  12. Spanner says:

    What did everyone do with Nat Fyfe last week? Is it worth trading him to Pendlebury/Gaff/Macrae or just hold? I have 5 trades left and Ahern for cover.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      i traded in westhoff with the idea of swinging him forward and bringing oliver when he bottoms out. if there is a forward your missing out on atm you should do the same thing and trade macrae in once he bottoms out

    • Yeahnah says:

      I'm holding him with dusty as my M8, 4 trades left

    • Russty_ says:

      Traded him to Pendles last week when he was 497K, I'd wait for a premo who's cheap, maybe even Sloane next week mate if he gets a decent score this week.

      • Spanner says:

        I might trade him out for Westhoff this week and in a couple weeks trade out Fritsch to Macrae and swing the Hoff forward to make my team full premo, similar to what Ahmad suggested.

  13. Defying_Madness says:

    Why keep tagging Crouch when Sloane is tearing them to pieces

  14. Russty_ says:

    Dangermouse is looking ominous tonight…could he be back to his best?..and it didn't take Sloane to slot straight back in to premo scoring!

    • Spanner says:

      It's a damn good time for it if he is, that's for sure.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I think its more that Sloane isnt getting tagged this week whereas the last 2 weeks he was getting tagged. He looks ominous though, round 22 against North smells like a real stinker which might be something to watch out for

    • Cobee Bear says:

      I traded Sloane back in…sometimes blind loyalty pays off for at least a week!

  15. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Danger putting on a clinic. Boo away folks!

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Just hope he keeps it up , last week was on a similar score at 1/2 time , then he was moved forward and his points dried up

      • Lazza says:

        He’s up forward to start Q3 😡

        • Russty_ says:

          Sitting on 95 now noice!..should be a good score..better with more goals!

          • Maverick_ says:

            danger would need to go 145+ for me to take his VC score though. i expect gawn to manhandle roughy on saturday and go massive. But great to see patrick play like we know he can, what a man.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      To think there was talk here about trading out the man, absolute madness

    • Russty_ says:

      Go Danger!…let's go 150 you gun!

    • YourDad says:

      Sadly for my team I took the 'captainface' advice and ignored DANGER as captain, did the same damn thing last week with Lloyd last week. thanks guys you've cost me heaps already

      • Russty_ says:

        Gotta trust your own instincts mate, no one can predict the future, Danger hasn't set the world on fire lately.

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Man up. You make the call in the end.

  16. Marty says:

    S Selwood on Sloane now. Watch his possessions dry up.

  17. Lazza says:

    Yep, unless there is another long term injury..

  18. BrownlowBoy says:

    I have a man crush on Sparkle Narkle.

    He's got something special.

  19. hedski says:

    Get a friggin touch Joel, need a big 2nd half from you.

    • Russty_ says:

      You reckon that hit he copped early affected him Hedski?…he looked a bit groggy. Someone gave him a cheap shot.

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      He was a space cadet after that hit…

  20. Russty_ says:

    How good's Tim Kelly?…can't believe he got overlooked in the draft 5 times, that's nuts.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      He said he wasn't mature enough to get drafted.

      I think he said something along the lines of he would of got spat back out of the AFL system if he was drafted earlier.

      • Russty_ says:

        Should've believed in himself more, he's a gun.

        • BrownlowBoy says:

          Agree.

          As a Geelong fan, I don't want him to go.

          But if he does indeed decide to go, I can't complain. He's a genuine super star of the game, and you can't bag a bloke for wanting to return home to his family.

          Love you TK x

    • Holty01 says:

      Cant believe all the experts are saying Stephenson will win rookie of the year by a landslide. Id give it to Kelly o would think.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        He's not eligible because he's too old!

        Otherwise he'd be 100% the favourite.

      • Russty_ says:

        I would've thought Doedee was ahead of Stephenson Holty.

  21. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Adelaide has a new Captain. Rory Sloane takes over from Tex Walker………keep "walking" and "walking" Walker.

  22. Lazza says:

    Only have 2 players in this game and both have tonned up before 3Q time..👍

    • Holty01 says:

      Same. I assume they are Danger and Laird?

      • One Touch Wonder says:

        Couple of big SHARK MOVES there.

        Anyone else have Lynch?

        • Lazza says:

          School of Sharks – all moving together ..
          Lynch is a very good player, but hardly SC relevant .. only 3 scores (including tonight) above mid 80s with an average well below 80…I’d have him at the Tigers but not in my SC team … there are rookies who have scored better …

      • Lazza says:

        Yep

  23. Ja191 says:

    watch scott put danger full forward for the whole 4th quarter and his score go down

  24. johnny says:

    has lloyd well n truly sailed is he too expensive now?
    Im tossing up between he and crisp still almost 65k difference…
    and crisp still VERY consistent for a defender, just not the ceiling.

    • Russty_ says:

      If he's your last upgrade, don't worry about the price I reckon, only points made matter at the end of the season.

  25. Marty says:

    Scott is finally using Danger correctly tonight. Pity I dont have the vc on him.

  26. Lazza says:

    Can you get 10 points for a handball? Should for that from Sloane

    • Russty_ says:

      Depends on how much it affects the game I guess mate, I've seen players score 45 for kicking the winning goal in the past.

  27. Marty says:

    Kelly out for Danger in round 11. I wonder if this has been a successful trade. Kelly has been fantastic this year.

  28. Yeahnah says:

    What to do with Menegola…

    • Russty_ says:

      He's really disappointed this year hasn't he?, and he was top dollar at the start, I thought he was a dead set premo.

      • Yeahnah says:

        Very frustrating, definitely can go big but seems like it's once every 6 weeks

        • Russty_ says:

          What do you think you'll do with him this week?…he'll only be worth 445K or so after the weekend's over.

          • Yeahnah says:

            I've only 4 trades left so looks like I'm keeping him, if I have trades leftover come finals I might trade him. Do you have him?

            • Russty_ says:

              No mate, thought he was too expensive at the start, but could've easily gone there, still have Hogan though who's an up and down see-saw player.
              You could go Wingard but that burns another trade, depends on why you play I guess, if rank isn't too important maybe better off holding.

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Keep him…, what else would you do?

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      I Loopholed him with Petracca this week. Alas he is wearing the E hat this week and will not score all going well. . Still can go big though. Wait on an injury to Gaz and he'll be back doing premo things. Alternatively 7+ trades do what you want.

  29. Russty_ says:

    Love you Danger, love you Laird, might love you Sloane if one of my mid premos goes down this week!

  30. Maverick_ says:

    Last week I VCd beams 148 took it and Gawn went 150 .
    Do I take dangers 151 now or roll the dice on an inform Gawn rucking against Jordan Roughead.
    Craziness to think I’m even considering giving up a 151. Haha

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      i think gawn will go above 151 but there is no reason why you shouldnt take 151

    • Yeahnah says:

      I also have Danger vc, he ended up going up to 158 surely you can't say no to that! Although I do think Gawn is highly likely to go 150+, it's not worth the risk for an extra ~20 points

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        wow i love scaling ahaha

      • Maverick_ says:

        Just saw he got scaled up! You beauty.. I’ll bank the points! Pretty happy considering I wacked it on him only minutes before the bounce .

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Nah, surely you'd want 160 from a captain. 158 just isn't good enough… Jeeez

  31. Holty01 says:

    Tex i think you are in trouble. Love physicality in the game but having eyes on the player and not the ball is just soft. Bloody put your head over the ball and win it.

  32. oliverfisher says:

    Who should I loop with Ahern, Robinson or Billings?

    • Lazza says:

      Hmmm, is Robinson likely to tag one of Mitchell or Shiels? … . Saints only play Carlton .. Billings could have a day out.. both are likely to outscore Ahern. Shame they are in the same game.

  33. TBone_9 says:

    Really not sure what to do this week. Held Doedee for another week but next week will be upgrading him to Lloyd/Hurn/Crisp/Webster. With 6 trades in the bank is it worth also this week or next trading out Dusty to Kelly/Beams/Pendles or waiting a possible two weeks for Macrae? Just not sure if it’s worth the trade for a luxury sideways trade hahaha. Cheers guys 🙂

    • Finnius says:

      I'd wait for Macrae T-Bone. Allows you a couple more for injuries as well just in case. Macrae will be a good POD going into finals as well.

  34. nickgonzalez771 says:

    Had the V on Laird – surely 133 isn't enough when I've got the C on Gawn, right?

    • Lazza says:

      Right.

    • Maverick_ says:

      No where near it nick. Roll the dice

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      A lot of risk for little reward. If Gawn goes big and scores 153, you only gain an extra 20 points. But what if he gets injured like Fyfe or has a poor game, you could loose 100 points

      • Derek says:

        its Gawn vs Dogs. have been waiting for this all year to see if he will break the SC record

    • Ricardo says:

      Runs on the board. Gawn might get injured. Take the 133

    • Cobee Bear says:

      I'd take 133, but depends on who you're playing

    • The Ranger says:

      Not taking that sort of score is always risky but I'd roll the dice on that one.

  35. Finnius says:

    Crouch to Macrae in two weeks is looking very juicy.

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Crouch really disappointing, consistently 30+ touches and can barely ton up

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Was looking to finally find some form then he got the hand injury. I definitely wont be trading him though

  36. Bang says:

    Got 4 trades left and 1 more upgrade left (Logan Austin), is r worth trading Ridley – Lynch to avoid a 0, then trade Austin to a premo either this week or next week? 2 trades for 4-5 rounds is cutting it fine

  37. What_Bear says:

    Hi all,

    Is it worth using 2 trades to get Lloyd but keep Hibberd?

    If I wait a week I can turn Hibberd and Rice into T-Mac and Webster

    I have 5 trades and $300K

    Am I dog chasing bus?

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Wait a week. Lloyd clearly the best out of the 4, but I wouldn't want to keep Hibberd. Enough sample size to say that he isn't SC relevant this season.

    • Marcus says:

      I personally like bring in TMac and Webster. Lloyd has been great but still think 2 good premos is better than 1 great premo and a very average Hibberd

    • The Ranger says:

      At another stage of the season maybe but I don't think it's worth 2 trades when you only have 5.

  38. Dodge says:

    Got the cash to go Boak-Westhoff. Then again, could go Rice-Lynch to give me the cash for Spargo-Mundy next week leaving Boak as M9/F7.

    First option gets rid of my weakest 'premium' for the best available, whereas second option provides coverage / loophole ability.

    Thoughts? Need to win over the next few weeks to cement finals spots in main leagues.

    • The Ranger says:

      Its a luxury trade so it depends how many you have left.
      Sort your onfield team first then the M9/F7 if you can.

  39. Marcus says:

    Who to bench out of McLean, Wingard and Franklin?

    • Ricardo says:

      McLean. Hasn't recovered since having his head caved in.

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Franklin has been pretty hopeless as well, not getting good supply from the midfield

      • Maverick_ says:

        franklin. watch tarrant and thompson shut him down

        • Marcus says:

          Yeah good call, think I'll do that thanks mate!
          Murphys law he will score 180 now

  40. BigAl_15 says:

    Who should I get for my last premo out of Wingard, Breust, Hoff or Heeney?

    • Derek says:

      Heeney is very good at football. however he will be alot cheaper in two weeks.

      Wingard and Breust you are chasing points and paying too much for them.

    • The Ranger says:

      If money is no problem then Heeney, Hoff, Wingard, Breust in that order.

    • Ricardo says:

      Heeney might struggle in first game back from concussion. I'd go Hoff

  41. The Ranger says:

    Bloody hell there's some big scores being predicted this week!
    Hats off to anyone who picked Dangers VC, nice start to the round.

    • hedski says:

      Yeah I did mate, playing you in the JR Faithful.
      Selwood and Menagola let me down though.

      • The Ranger says:

        You've nailed the VC at least, I'm hoping Cripps can get a big one tonight.
        Crouch was ordinary for me, might try and sideways him to Macrae in a week or two.

        • WithAllDueRespect says:

          Yep Danger finally nailed the VC for me! Last night's game was my only captain loophole chance with Coffield my only non player this round.

        • hedski says:

          Cripps done real good Ranger.

  42. Teckst says:

    Savage to Lloyd?

  43. Cliffy says:

    Help guys:

    In need of finishing my Forwards this week most likely, haven't done any trades yet but currently my squad is looking like this:

    DEF: Lloyd, Simpson, Yeo, Laird, Howe, Sicily (Austin, Redman)
    MID: Mitchell, Oliver, Gaff, Cripps, Merrett, Martin, Coniglio, Boak (Holman, Philips, Ahern)
    RUCK: Gawn, Martin (King)
    FWD: Heeney, McLean, Westhoff, Walters, Smith, Fritsch (Guelfi, Ryan)

    Should I go safe with Gray for F6 position, or maybe a POD in Gunston for that spot?

    Cheers guys

    • Cliffy says:

      Also have only $18,200 and 8 trades coming into this round, for extra info.

      • Cobee Bear says:

        I'd go gray, or look at upgradin Boakvia Holman > Sier or Austin > Lynch. Gives yu extra DEF cover and an elite MID like Kelly

        • Cliffy says:

          Cheers mate, I'm thinking Lynch as probably just the better option than Sier in the long run since Bevo has been fine to play the kids all season, and that the Dogs can't really make finals from here most likely.

          • Cobee Bear says:

            You also have pretty good bench cover with Giro and Ahern, you could even consider upgrading Boak to Pendles or similar

    • Hawks says:

      I'd go Austin to Lynch to generate $168k.

      Then go Holman to Beams, E.Curnow or Wines

    • Marty says:

      Trade Guelfi to W Power swapping Boak to the fwd line then get a premo like Zorko Beams Sidebum or Crouch. Then if Boak is not performing replace him later on.

  44. Ryan says:

    5 trades left. Backline is complete except for Savage. Have 500k to spend if I decide to get rid of him. Should I trade him to McDonald or Brayshaw?

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Depends on how you match up in your leagues, I'd wait and see how he goes if you are locked in to your top 8's

  45. BrownlowBoy says:

    Thoughts on Brad Lynch's job security?

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Takes the game on a lot and I reckon Bevo likes that about him, hopefully good!

  46. WithAllDueRespect says:

    I reckon good. He looks settled and takes game on which is the way the Bulldogs want to play but don't always.

  47. Big fact funt says:

    Who do I put on ground jjk or fritz

  48. BrownlowBoy says:

    Trengove is out so make sure you don't bring him in!

  49. Ahmad rubas says:

    Rice late in man im happy I didn't loophole laird would of been stuck with 130 on the bench

    • Lazza says:

      For who?

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        i had cole D7 and rice D8 so laird E in case he gets injured and drops a 50. that being said i wouldnt be confident in cole beating 50 so it wasnt that hard of a decision

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      Would of been smart to put the E on rice instead of cole.
      He has scored more in a quarter than cole will in a whole match

  50. BrownlowBoy says:

    Who even wins tonight?

    • Lazza says:

      🤔 Who cares 😴

    • Russty_ says:

      The (not so) mighty Saints of course mate!..:), apparently Tickets are dirt cheap for this game lol, not surprised.

    • Pman says:

      Given how poor both team are I wouldn't be surprised if it's a draw! That said I think the Saints will win in what will be an ugly and dull game of footy.

  51. Marcus says:

    I don't think tonight will be that bad, better than a Carlton vs Richmond game for example where it will be an obvious blowout
    Both teams should be hungry to get a win and going hard

    • Russty_ says:

      I just hope the skills are alright Marcus, otherwise it's embarrassing. Nothing worse than watching basic skill errors and clangers non stop.

    • Lazza says:

      So far so shite .. pathetic game .. pathetic skills.. I think I might get cooking lessons from the missus tonight.. late night dental surgery even .. anything could be better than this …

  52. neil demons delight says:

    The Saints will win rusty after all they beat my mob Should be a cracker

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Neil, hope we flog the Blues but you never know, if Cripps and Curnow fire, could be a close one, not that many people care haha
      Your blokes were just flat that game Neil, and Saints showed a rare bit of form.

      • neil demons delight says:

        Care to do the captains call with me Russty CHECK FSC

  53. Russty_ says:

    Hope the 2137 people who traded in Trengove, the 1036 who traded out Heeney and the 589 who traded out Simmo get home in time to reverse it!..lol
    Trengove was pretty stiff to get dropped.

  54. Russty_ says:

    The Blues have got their light grey underwear on again…not sure why?..why not just their regular colours?…at least navy blue doesn't look like Pyjamas

  55. Finnius says:

    Already regretting not putting the VC on Cripps.

  56. Ja191 says:

    cripps is on. wasted my vc on him past 2 weeks decided not to tonight haha rip

    • Russty_ says:

      Always the bloody way isn't it..as soon as you leave the VC on him, he gets a 90 or something.

    • Finnius says:

      Exact same mate. Always going to happen.

  57. Ahmad rubas says:

    I felt so smug moving vc from Cripps to danger last minute. Cripps putting me back in place

    • Marty says:

      I did the same changing VC it from Cripps to Mitchell after looking at SC predictions. Ugh!

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        Titch still could go massive against Brisbane and the obvious safety net of maxy Gawn

    • Lazza says:

      90 pts at half time !!

    • theRealPod says:

      Cripps was awesome again and so was Steele, both produced impressive SC scores. Also, how good is Charlie C? and he'll no doubt get even better as his footy matures at AFL level.

  58. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Kreuzer out, Curnow rotating with McKay in ruck = more points

  59. Russty_ says:

    Fisher just handballed it to the boundary Umpire lol

    • Lazza says:

      He afforded his team mate too much nouse.. didn’t run on to the right place to receive the return handball.. smart cookie Fisher

  60. Tyruddanaut says:

    Cripps VC 😍

  61. Tyruddanaut says:

    Tom De. Koning rookie watch for next week

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      How long will Kreuzer be out for?

      • Audrey Horne says:

        Blues should call the season on Kreuzer. He’s a liability at the moment. Any sort of contact and he’s sore/injured.

    • Steeeve says:

      NOOOOO he was supposed to be my non playing loop lol. Will have to hope English stays out of the Doggies side if De Konig plays

  62. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Passed on Danger as VC last night, then passed on Cripps as VC tonight……Damn!

    Gawn (VC) and my new trade in this week (tomorrow) better deliver similar results! Then I will be one supa doopa happy chappy!!

  63. Defying_Madness says:

    Webster gone with groin problems

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      damn! look like weeks? at least he got an 80 before getting hurt unlike last time, that 13 hurt real bad

  64. Sc_Wow says:

    On ya billings

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      125 points for under 400k yes please

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Kinda wish I held him.

      Oh well.

      • Audrey Horne says:

        I held him but still not convinced. He’s great when Saints win which isn’t that often.

    • Russty_ says:

      Nice return for you this week!..was only Carlton but points are points, .your mate would be happy with C.Curnow this week too.

      • Sc_Wow says:

        Yeah he has performed pretty well since his role change occurred. Yeah Charlie is a gun love watching him

  65. BrownlowBoy says:

    Welcome to the captaincy Tony Olango!

  66. Octa says:

    What a shocking game. Two very ordinary sides.

  67. Holty01 says:

    Missed Danger for vc last night but had it on Cripps. Ended up happy.

  68. Ben says:

    Bench one of smith, wingard, heeney, mclean, gray, McDonald also have menagola but was unable to loophole hin

  69. KingWinter7 says:

    Take Rice's 80 or stay with Hibberd?

    And taking Billings 120 so who should I bench Walters or Smith?

  70. dontblushbaby says:

    Take Rice's 80 or stay with L.Ryan ?

    • WithAllDueRespect says:

      Based on Ryan’s last few weeks take the 80. But they are playing home this week and he does score well at home??

  71. Maverick_ says:

    How’d Webster’s injury look? Going to be weeks missed I assume? I didn’t catch last nights game..
    I had two trades happening today:
    Holman—> Trengove (thank god I didn’t do this early)
    Hibberd —> Lloyd (this is in jeopardy now after Webster)

    Only have 7 trades left.
    Might go Holman —> sier now and hold off on hibberd, damn!

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Pretty much no coverage at all on it, just one shot with him in the tracksuit early in the 4th with groin soreness. Seemed precautionary

      • Maverick_ says:

        Mm if Webster’s injury isn’t too bad and only 1 week possibly I may still go hibberd to Lloyd/crisp then. Hard to know without knowing Webster’s condition is all

  72. Tyruddanaut says:

    Who do I bench for Savage (97)? ATM I’m going McClean but I also have Smith, Hurn, Macdonald, Franklin, Gray and Walters

  73. Joe says:

    7 trades left, is it worth using 2 to trade Luke Ryan to Lloyd or just use 1 trade and get Crisp/T Mac instead? Ryan looks cooked and I want to get rid of him.

    • Maverick_ says:

      I’d use one mate. I really like crisp less likely to give you a stinker like McDonald can and will. You don’t need that in finals. Crisp very consistent.
      Lloyd obviously the best but hard to justify using 2 trades unless ya team is spot on everywhere else?

      • Joe says:

        Rest of my team is pretty set, Lloyd is very expensive and I do like Crisp.

        • Maverick_ says:

          Yeah crisp is definitely a good option he will bank u 95-115 most weeks I’m happy with that. Lloyd is the #1 defender but I can use the 70k saved elsewhere & from memory crisps BE is around 125 so he may even drop in value if u wait a week depending on Ryan’s BE. I’ll be waiting a week and see how Webster’s injury plays out now.

    • Tyruddanaut says:

      I reckon McDonald might have a better run home, but if you don't have a D7 (or forward swingman), then I would go for Lloyd. Don't be disappointed if he only averages 100 though.

  74. Harley says:

    Sier or Powell

    I like Powell’s JS and dpp
    A lot of players nearing a return at Collingwood

    • Marcus says:

      You answered your own question

    • Harley says:

      I don’t know a lot about sier. His JS may be better than I think? Haven’t seen him play or job role in pies 22. His ceilin looks better

  75. Connor says:

    Anyone want to tell a fuming Kreuzer owner how many minutes he played (noticed it was 8% TOG means he was dominating)…

    • redherringfc says:

      It’s been a painful year. I just did 2 rookie downgrades so I can afford the 200+k to get Grundy next week.

      At least it solved the Lynch v Powell debate for me.

      • Harley says:

        Do u rate Powell herring? I’m tossing up between in sier for Holman.

        So glad I don’t have kruezer in classic but I do in draft!! Thank god I was able to pick up an inform Stanley 3 weeks ago.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Kreuzer is a farking nightmare. NEVER EVER GO ANYWHERE NEAR THAT BLOKE AGAIN. EVER. Played less than 10 minutes for what it is worth.

  76. BadgerHoney7 says:

    jack steele seriously matched it with cripps last night – best game of his career, his disposal efficiency has always been his downfall but 33 disposals going at 97% efficiency is seriously impressive going with 10 tackles and a goal. great game.

  77. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Here is my current side.

    DEF- Yeo, Laird, Howe, Ryan, Hurley, Rance (Murphy -E, Keeffe)

    MID- Mitchell, Dangerfield, Cripps, Z Merrett, Oliver, Higgins, Parker, Rockliff (Ahern-E, Spargo, J Smith)

    RUC- Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    FWD- Heeney, Sicily, McLean, D Smith, de Goey, Wingard (T. Smith, Brander)

    The time has come to say goodbye to Nankervis and bring in Grundy. At the same time I need rookie cover up forward. So I am thinking T Smith to Brent Daniels (mid/fwd) and then Nankervis to Grundy. Daniels should get games until Jeremy Cameron returns so that should make him safe for 3-4 more games.That would leave $600 in the warchest 😀 and 4 trades.

    Then whack the V on Gawn and the C on Grundy. Then sit back and relax. Team fully finished and pretty much uber premo with solid bench cover, and plenty of performing PODS. Perhaps Parker to Macrae in 2-3 weeks (If injuries stay away) as the cherry on top.

    Now just sit back and pray the big scores start to come in the last 7 rounds.

    • Ken says:

      Have you seen Grundy run in the finals? Up against good ruck… I still think he'll score good,but not high average

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I am fine with that. I just want the two best ruckmen in my side. Projected to go 2600 with Grundy. Aiming for rank and want to finish as high as possible.

        • Russty_ says:

          Good one Hawk, must feel good to get Grundy in, make sure you don't beat me this week though, that's just not on..lol

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Going down to the wire Russty!! I am chasing my PB of 2664. If all the stars align I might just get there. Good luck mate! You are going to need a little me thinks! Hahaha

            • Russty_ says:

              Yeah choosing Pendles as C didn't help my cause much!…lol, well done mate, great score this week.

  78. PizzaSafety says:

    Cripps is a beast

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      He is a monster. What a player. If he was not at Carlton, the blues would resemble a VFL side.

      • PizzaSafety says:

        Personifies "inside bull" more than any other player I've witnessed. I think he stays at Carlton based on a few things I've heard him say but he could be the point of difference that wins a top side a flag.

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Hard to see him re-signing, it must be tough doing so much grunt work only to see it all undone by the players you had the ball off to. But hopefully he stays otherwise Carlton will be even worse off and that isn't good for footy

      • Holty01 says:

        Its simple. As a Carlton supporter we need to get creative quick or what you suggest could well happen and Cripps could head home. We need to show him we want to start winning and getting both McGovern brothers to the club would be a big start. If we get Mitch with some dealing with the Crows, there could be a great chance Jeremy folliws.

        • Lekdog says:

          Cripps ain't going anywhere, from what I can gather he'll extend in the off-season after trade period.

          If the goal is to win a few more games next year to appease Cripps, there's a bunch of older, tougher midfielders not getting games around the league that we can get for nothing. But i suspect we're going to try to overpay some free agents…

          Anyway I'm praying to the lords that they sign him sooner

          • Holty01 says:

            Agree he will stay on for longer but it will only be a matter of time b4 he gets sick of carrying the team. We have no spine and grabbing the McGoverns would certainly help that problem. Mitch would help Charlie and Jeremy would help our defense. More importantly Jeremy's experience would help the youth in the backline.

            • PizzaSafety says:

              I think Cripps will stay he said he wants to stick around for success after going through tough times on on the couch.

          • neil demons delight says:

            Don't know about nothing but surely Bugg and Tyson would be looked at ,right age and experienced

  79. Blueth says:

    So if for example you have 2 players marked as 'emergency' on the bench, do you receive the score of the one you selected first or the highest scorer?

  80. Harley says:

    My defence:
    Yeo hurley laird simpson Webster hibberd (naughton taylor)

    First trade today was Holman too Powell.

    6 trades left after the above.
    Should I go naughton too lynch so I have a decent bench cover for Webster now his injured. Or just use naughton or upgrade Webster next week. My bench cover is avg at best

  81. Finnius says:

    I passed on titch, danger and crippa VC. If gawn doesn't go huge I am going to be so angry.

  82. Finnius says:

    Titch is gonna break his own record today. On track for 60.

    • Holty01 says:

      I think he is about to break supercoach and dream team. On track to break all sorts of records

  83. Defying_Madness says:

    Missed Danger, Cripps and Titch. Happy times

  84. Crow94 says:

    OMG Mitchell….. 95 with 10 minutes in the 2nd QTR left…

  85. hedski says:

    Titch you filthy piglet!
    To those who missed the vc on Danger or Cripps, if you have it on Tommy you could be laughing your way to a double ton the way he's going.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      110 SC at half time. Perfectly placed to reach the magic 200 for the first time this season.

    • Russty_ says:

      Reckon someone could go close to 3000 points this week the way it's going so far!

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Starting FWD this qtr and already given away a goal to a team mate

  86. oliverfisher says:

    Anyone else ever have issues with Supercoach not saving when you swap players? I put Witherden on the bench for Heron to take Savage's score, then logged in during the first quarter and saw that Witherden was still on the field. I guess I need to double check before each game now.

  87. neil demons delight says:

    The V F L match Essendon vs Werribee is one of the best of the season .Watch the last quarter if you can and check out Sam Collins.What a pick up for one lucky club

  88. Cobee Bear says:

    Macrae hasn't missed a beat

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